DRAKE, THE CHAINSMOKERS TOP CONTENDERS FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Canadian rapper Drake and American DJ duo The Chainsmokers have set a record for most nominations in a year, with 22 each for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
The nominations for the awards gala — to be held on May 21 in Las Vegas — were announced on Monday, and Pete Wentz of American rock band, Fall Out Boy and singersongwriter Julia Michaels shared the first round of nominees during the Good Morning America show.
Other big contenders include Twenty One Pilots (with 17 nominations) and Rihanna (14 nominations).
Nominees for the biggest award — Top Artist — include Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd.
Albums from Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots and the Weeknd are up for top Billboard 200 album.